April 22nd, 2014
09:17 AM ET
7 months ago

Meet the woman who could turn Texas purple

Washington (CNN) – When Leticia Van de Putte walked into the storied Willard Hotel one block from the White House last month, she didn't invoke the stares of gaping tourists or eager handshakes from power-seeking staffers.

Instead, she rolled her own suitcase wearing Texas Longhorn cowboy boots - an accessory she was happy she brought from Texas on that snowy March day in the nation's capital.

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Filed under: 2014 • Texas
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  1. Rick McDaniel

    I believe there is no path for TX, other than Red. It is a fiercely independent state, and the only thing that will change that, at all, is legalizing tens of thousands of illegals.

    of course that is the ONLY reason the Dems want to do that. It will destroy the balance of political power in America, and they know that all too well.

    April 22, 2014 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  2. PaulCat

    Don't forget to suppress the votes
    This is the only way the GOP can win an election

    April 22, 2014 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  3. Malory Archer

    Rick McDaniel

    I believe there is no path for TX, other than Red. It is a fiercely independent state, and the only thing that will change that, at all, is legalizing tens of thousands of illegals.

    of course that is the ONLY reason the Dems want to do that. It will destroy the balance of political power in America, and they know that all too well.

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    And the reason the cons are running against Dems...? Could it be because" it will destroy the balance of political power in America, and they know that all too well'?

    April 22, 2014 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  4. God MAY NOT be a Liberal, but He IS a Democrat

    The Republican party is turning texas purple, not this woman. Its hipocracy is doing it for the GOP is loathed to speak on coherent, consistent principles that address the needs and rights of a majority of citizens. The Republican party had fooled a bunch of minimum+wage earning males, Joe-the-Plumber types to vote against their own self interests by electing GOP Senators and Congressmen, Governors, etc. but those tactics won`t continue to work. Texas GOP has pissed off all spectrums of women and Wendy Davis gives them an alternative. There`s no telling what they will do in the privacy of the voting booth. There would be no better way to get through to the GOP than to have GOP women cast the ballots, unexpectedly , for Davis.

    April 22, 2014 11:29 am at 11:29 am |